Unduly provocative headlines based on inconclusive science work against what should be one of our country's most important public health goals -- getting people to move and exercise more.
Being a healthier, happier, more active or successful person is not what you do. It's who you are, every month and every meal, starting now.
Do candy bars have a tendency to jump off the shelves and into your cart when you're at the supermarket? You're not alone. From the weekly circulars to the cash register, the entire grocery-shopping experience is designed to ensure you spend as much time and money on junk food as possible.
Perhaps it's an exaggeration to say our food glows in the dark, although I'm not entirely sure. But whether or not they actually phosphoresce, these products are indeed designed to glow. The glowing in question, however, occurs within the dark confines of our skulls.
Working with UCLA's Martie Haselton, Chapman University psychological scientist Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook has been exploring the evidence from diverse sources to argue that postpartum depression is linked to early weaning, deficient diet, inactivity, not enough sunshine, and lack of family support.
We asked vegetarians across the country to share some of their day-to-day hardships involved in maintaining a meatless diet.
If the serving size for ice cream were to jump from 1/2 cup to 1 cup, would you eat more? Some experts are worried you might.
It's easy to unravel good habits on vacation, but staying on track is a lot easier than trying to get back on track post-vacation. This summer, when you plan your disappearing act, make sure to plan ahead and avoid common food traps.
Throughout the week there's a lot of things that make me say WTF! But two that continue to stand out include: Millionaire celebrities choosing DUI...
As you eat healthfully to attain or manage your ideal body weight, you are also eating for lasting beauty. Use this list of food items on your next grocery shopping trip. Many of these items serve dual purposes.
You want to savor and enjoy everything you eat, don't rush the foods you think you shouldn't be eating!
For those with bipolar disorder, it's an empowering message: No longer are you a prisoner of your genetics, thought to play a key role in the disorder. And through healthier lifestyle choices, you may be able to decrease your reliance on medication to manage your illness.
Rather than supporting the health of our bodies, our body politic is feeding off their willfully devised decay.
In a world full of technology, reality TV shows, and information, our children are being targeted for so many things.
Do they not understand there are more costs to bringing a product to market beyond the cost of a single ingredient? Is anyone shocked that it's ultimately cheaper to make everything at home?
After years of frustration churning through this system myself, unable to help patients get truly better, I left the world of conventional medicine and entered that of integrative medicine, which draws from the best of conventional, complementary, and alternative modalities of healing. My own journey led me beyond integrative medicine and into a realm I call "slow medicine."
Although I'm not endorsing a steady diet of circus peanuts and cheez whiz, I think it's okay to eat something that's not particularly nutritious purely for the pleasure of it. But if you're going to indulge, be sure to make it count.
Few people are aware of the meaning or purpose of their eating patterns and tendencies; most simply parrot back what they have been taught about the reasons they have addictions or compulsions.
In today's hectic, grab-and-go world, it can be difficult to resist fast foods and processed meals. But paying more attention to what we eat and taking time to prepare more nutritious foods can help improve our health, our hearts -- and our lives -- tremendously.
You hear these stories all the time in Africa -- the brutality, the never-ending death and starvation. It's easy to become immune. And then you meet someone like Rebecca. She says she misses the way her husband made her laugh; she misses the way he held her and you think -- you're just like me. That's what I'd say about my husband. She says she can't think about him now because her heart will break, and she has to keep going for her children.